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Food Safety: What You Should be Doing Now and in the Near Future

Posted November 17, 2016


The majority of Food Safety Modernization Act rules became effective in September and a number of others are set to take effect soon.

Manufacturers, warehousers, distributors, importers, and other affected entities should be taking specific steps now and looking to complete others in the near future to meet compliance requirements and maintain strategic advancement with your customers and suppliers.

In an upcoming one hour webinar presented by the trade law firm Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, former FDA Division of Import Operations Director Domenic Veneziano will review these steps as well as the FDA’s related inspection and enforcement priorities.

This 60 minute webinar will cover the following key topics:

  • Status of FSMA final rules and the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program.
  • Documents that need to be drafted, including risk-based preventive controls plans, food safety plans, and recall plans.
  • Specific obligations for suppliers, importers, and warehousers.
  • What you need to do now and 6-9 months from now.
  • Status and role of FSMA guidance documents.
  • Strategies for compliance.

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm EST - 3:00 pm EST

Credits: 1 CCS (ST&R webinars are certified by the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) for Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) Credits.

Cost: $250 (USD)

Speaker: Domenic J. Veneziano is a consultant for Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. and works closely with its FDA Practice Group to provide advice to producers, importers, exporters, and distributors of FDA-regulated commodities; to evaluate medical device and food facilities to determine compliance with good manufacturing practice regulations and FSMA; and to assist clients in correcting any deviations found during FDA inspections or third-party audits.

A 24-year veteran of the FDA and the Public Health Service, Veneziano served as a senior FDA leader with prominent roles in the oversight of the FDA’s national import operations program, including the development and implementation of the PREDICT targeting system and the Import Trade Communication System, the integration of FDA systems with the Automated Commercial Environment, and FSMA and the Food and Drug Safety and Innovations Act.